Suspect Caught on Video in Chackbay Bar Burglary

Sheriff Craig Webre announced a reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a suspect who burglarized a Chackbay business in October.

Last month, detectives began investigating a burglary which took place during the early morning hours of Wednesday, October 21 at a bar located along LA Highway 20 in Chackbay. Several machines, including poker machines, an ATM, a juke box and others, had been burglarized. Investigators learned an unknown male subject gained entry through an adjacent office and then proceeded into the bar through an air intake vent. The subject disabled several security cameras, but detectives were able to obtain some video footage of the suspect. Several thousand dollars were stolen during the burglary.

Investigators are asking for help in solving this crime. Anyone who can identify the suspect, or anyone with any other information about this crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Bayou Region at 1-800-743-7433 or by texting “GIVEATIP” plus your message to 274637. Tips can also be submitted using the TipSubmit Mobile application or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tipsters will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash if the information given leads to an arrest.
* Please note that the second camera shows the same suspect. The suspect only appears to be wearing white clothing due to the low light and the type of camera used.*

Multiple Checkpoints Planned for Thanksgiving Week

Sheriff Craig Webre announced deputies will conduct multiple checkpoints this week in an effort to keep highways safe around the Thanksgiving holiday. A seat belt checkpoint will be conducted during the daylight hours of Wednesday, November 25, as well as on Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 26. Another Seat Belt checkpoint will be conducted during the evening of Friday, November 27, and a DWI checkpoint will begin Friday night, and continue into the early morning hours of Saturday, November 28.

During the seat belt checkpoints, deputies will be checking motorists for seat belt and safety seat violations, as well as other violations such as expired inspection tags. During the DWI checkpoint, deputies will be looking for drivers who are possibly impaired while checking for other traffic safety issues.

Sheriff Webre reminds citizens to designate a driver if you are going to drink. Motorists suspected of DWI who refuse to submit to a breathalyzer test will lose their driver’s license for one year (first offense). For a second offense, the penalty increases to two years. Anyone convicted of a DWI offense while their driver’s license is suspended because of another DWI offense will face automatic prison time. Lafourche Parish is also a “No Refusal” parish, meaning if a suspected drunk driver refuses a breathalyzer test, deputies will seek a search warrant to have that person’s blood tested.